Tourism recovery in Israel gains momentum

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 Tourism recovery in Israel gaining momentum

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 260,400 people visited Israel in July 2022, including 10,500 people on a one-day visit. This figure is 32% lower than the record number of visitors of 345,600 people in 2019 , before the start of the Covid pandemic, but much higher than in July last year, when only 50,000 tourists arrived in Israel.

Restrictions on the entry of foreign tourists to Israel were only fully lifted five months ago in March, and the Ministry tourism expects between 2.2 and 2.5 million visitors to Israel in 2022, well below the 2019 record of 4.55 million. did not result in many air ticket cancellations, and its rapid completion means it is unlikely to harm tourism.

Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov said the positive trend continues and “based on the numbers we have, it will continue this month, despite Operation Dawn. The minister stressed the importance of understanding that the tourism industry will not be able to withstand another blow after Covid.

The number of Israelis traveling abroad also continues to rise. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 1,007,300 Israelis traveled abroad in July . These numbers are only slightly below the record 1,138,100 in July 2019. This week, 80,000 passengers and 450 international flights pass through the airport every day in both directions.

Due to heavy traffic at the airport, passengers are advised to check in online and travel with hand luggage only.

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